The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and NewCities Foundation Announce Global Competition Winners of The L.A. New Mobility Challenge Start-up applicants from around the world gathered at LACI in the DTLA Arts District for the 5-day LA CoMotion event focused on urban mobility

Eyewitness News ABC7 – Future of transportation on display at LA CoMotion Festival – Technology and transportation innovators believe the future of urban transportation is driverless vehicles. (KABC)

Artist rendering – Ampaire Inc.
Ampaire Award

Ampaire Named Top Aerospace Startup at Hello Tomorrow Global Summit LACI portfolio company, Ampaire, developer of all-electric airplanes, was honored with the award for top aerospace startup at the 2017 Hello Tomorrow Global Summit Deep Tech Challenge in Paris. Dedicated to solving two of the biggest issues in air travel, cost and impact on the environment, […]

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence – RBA Group

La Kretz Innovation Campus + Arts District Park Honored with Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Award Funds to be used for LACI Educational Program Introducing Students from Disadvantaged Neighborhoods to Art and Innovation at Campus Advanced Prototyping Center – See full press release

Cleantech Open West Announces Finalists in Global Forum Competition

Three teams of entrepreneurs win big in the West and advance to Cleantech Open’s Global Forum in January (L-R) Ian Foraker, CTO West Regional Director, Kristen Sampayan, Opcondys CEO, Jon Wittenberg, Carbon Quest CEO, Andrew Brentano, Tiny Farms Founder and CEO, Richard Preston, Novasolix CEO, Lisa Altieri, Climate Solutions Net Founder and CEO, Sedale Turbovsky, […]

Arensis Puerto Rico

Arensis Off-Grid Power System Delivered to Victims of Hurricane Maria Lacking Electricity in Remote Areas of Puerto Rico Biomass Conversion System and Engineering Staff Provided by Arensis to turn Fallen Trees and Hurricane Debris into Distributed Energy Until Power is Restored to the Community – See full press release  


Winner Gets $15,000; Finalists from Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, and U.S. to Pitch at LA CoMotion Mobility Festival on November 18, 2017

Medium – October 27, 2017, Hello Tomorrow: Announcing the 2017 Global Startup Challenge Winners – Meet 10 deep tech startups poised to change the world

EDHAT, September 27, 2017

CNBC, September 26, 2017

L.A. New Mobility Challenge to Identify and Reward World’s Most Exciting Mobility Startups & Zero Emissions Solutions

Entrants Eligible for Cash Prize and Chance to Participate in LA CoMotion Expo, Street of the Future Showcase; Challenge Categories Include Electrification, Autonomous Vehicles, Shared Mobility and other Transportation Solutions LOS ANGELES, CA- August 14, 2017— The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the NewCities Foundation today announced a call for submissions for the L.A. […]

LACI Among California Delegation to Beijing with Governor Brown

LACI Co-founder Fred Walti and Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Los Angeles, Matt Petersen, were among those joining Governor Brown, Chairman Weisenmiller (CEC), and Chair Mary Nichols (CARB) as part of the recent California Delegation to Beijing. The “Under2 Clean Energy Forum” is the sub-national group of 100+ cities/provinces originated by Governor Brown […]

Matt Petersen Selected as Next President and CEO of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) announced today that they have selected Matt Petersen as the next President and CEO of the organization. Mr. Petersen brings decades of highly relevant leadership to LACI to help the organization continue to grow its positive economic, environmental and social impact at an even […]

Changing the Face of Technology Through Diversity & Inclusion: A Top Priority for Organizations Working to Support Entrepreneurship

Former U.S. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Honored at Taking the Lead: Growing Women and Minority Entrepreneurship in America. Read Full Press Release